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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:21 pm 
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This is such an interesting thread. I have learnt so much.

Should bandsaw dust be fed to laying hens only ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:23 pm 
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No, in fact it's really good for moulting hens, and they generally aren't laying then.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:36 pm 
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Well have read this thread through from first to last, and my chooks must be weird.

I make a mash for them on these cold mornings of pollard, meatmeal, some vitamin powder, a sprinkle of Livamol and some layer pellets - the three large bowls get devoured in about 10 minutes. I managed to get a hold of some bandsaw dust awhile back and well they weren't that bothered with it, ended up hosing out well over half of it after 20 minutes. Waited a few more months and tried again, they just nibble a bit then look at me non-plussed. Now I've seen them eat mice, doves, and strip roast chicken carcasses so I know they're not weirdo vegans. Has anyone tried warming it up to see if that makes any difference??


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:27 pm 
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I don't think warming it would make any difference. Mine eat it frozen :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:46 pm 
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:rofl: rotten_66 They just like YOUR cooking.

I have given it to my girls warm when I defrosted it in the microwave and it ended up halfcooked. Phew. I personally didn't like the smell of half cooked marrow and bone, but the girls devoured it none-the-less. After reading what Stella said, I may try giving it to them frozen.

I must admit though, I only give them a small handfull between the 4 (there used to be 5).... and they now only get it about once every two months, or when I remember to ask at the butcher's for it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:59 pm 
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Don't know if they just like my cooking, but I suppose I can try a few more times, the local butcher is happy to give it to me, when the apprentice remembers to keep it of course.

I may just stick with the meat meal as I know they it eat it mixed in my mash blend. We get samples of meat/feather/poultry/meat and bone/blood meals at work for testing so I keep the leftovers that "pass" the off test. ie The stuff that is not off, so it doesn't cost me anything, got probably 10kgs of it in my beer fridge,



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:26 pm 
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I mix the bandsaw dust into the mash. Since I don't give them very much of it, if I hand it out just on its own the top birds wolf all of it before the lesser beings even get a look in. In the mash it gets shared around.

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Mariel, an excellent point. Very useful.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:05 pm 
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It's amazing what you can learn on this forum. My local butcher (Taree, NSW) says that Tuesdays are best 'cause they do more sawing on Tuesdays. There was no charge for the half-kilo I picked up, probably 'cause I'm a fairly regular customer. Anyway, I took it home, mixed some with a fist-full of boiled rice, tossed it onto the lawn and stood back. Just as well, really - the mad scramble was rather scary - and I only have two girls. They made that funny 'book, book, book' noise that they make when they discover something extremely yummy. They seemed to like it so much I gave them more the next day. Hubby gave them even more that afternoon. I think I may have overdone it a bit as both girls became slightly constipated. Their poops turned light mustard coloured. Is it possible to overfeed band saw dust? Nothing else in their diet has changed - they still have free access to a selection of four different yummy chookie foods (pullet grower crumbles and three types of scratch mix) plus free-range of the entire backyard from dawn to dusk.


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Yes it is possible (easy really :lol: ) to over do the bandsaw dust! Only give it a couple of times a week and only a small amount each. A half kg should last you AGES with only 2 chooks. Too much will dilute the nutrients in their overall diet and they will have dificiencies (as they will much prefer the dust to boring pellets) and you could make them fat (not good for a chook!). No harm done so far, but cut back A LOT!!

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I would just like to advise some people about getting bandsaw dust (meal) from woolworths.

I used to work for woolworths and it is comon practice for them to wash their floors with bleach based products at night and then spread sawdust on the floor for the next day before the floor has dried.

This effectively means that the bandsaw dust absorbs the bleach soaked sawdust before the floor dries. :shock:



Yikes! - Thanks Idealistic - I will check that out as I could have sworn the dust was dropping into a metal bin under the bench as they cut? Time for a closer look!


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I have 3 hens, 2 are moulting and I am expecting the 3rd to start any time soon so out with the bandsaw dust it is! My question is, is it ok to give it to my 5 week old chicks too? I am assuming it would be good for them as they are growing birds, but just want to be sure first :thumbs:

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i can't see it being a problem for the chicks, just make sure that its not replacing the mainstay of chick pellets. :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:56 pm 
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caladenia wrote:
i can't see it being a problem for the chicks, just make sure that its not replacing the mainstay of chick pellets. :thumbs:


It would just be a special treat for them, not a main part of their diet!

I just gave them some, they went mad for it! more so than the big girls :shock: I might need to order it from my butcher as they seem to only have a handfull at a time on hand when I ask for it.

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